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Issue No. 2305

Teachers at Kimberley School in Nottinghamshire walked out on Tuesday of this week over plans to turn their school into an academy.

They plan to strike again on 13 and 14 June.

Kimberley School is another example of financial pressure pushing schools to privatisation.

Headteacher Chris Teal says the school will get more money if it becomes an academy.

Strike ballots of NUT and NASUWT union members in 15 schools across Birmingham ended last week.

Teachers were balloted over whether they would be prepared to strike against plans to force their schools to become academies. Socialist Worker understands that there were some good yes votes.

But union leaders have decided not to strike. They are focusing pressure on Birmingham’s new Labour council to refuse to comply with Gove.

The key to winning the dispute is to get parents’ campaigns coupled with industrial action—especially in the schools that delivered big yes votes. 

Teachers at a north west London school were set to strike on Thursday of this week against plans to turn their school into an academy.

NUT union members at Alperton Community School in Brent have appealed to parents to support their campaign.

Rush messages of support to NUT reps Sotira and Suzanne at [email protected] and [email protected]

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Tue 29 May 2012, 18:45 BST
Issue No. 2305
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